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Marina Rules & Regulations

Tarpon Point Marina provides these facilities for your comfort and convenience. For the safety and enjoyment of the marina, it is required that all boat owners, their crew, and guests abide by the following rules and regulations.

  1. All vessels must be registered with the Harbormaster upon arrival. Assignment of your slip will be received at that time.
  2. The rules of the road and the navigation laws of the United States apply to all vessels in or approaching the docking facilities at Tarpon Point Marina.
  3. All vessels entering the marina are under immediate jurisdiction of the Harbormaster at Tarpon Point Marina.
  4. All vessels shall utilize the pump out facilities located at the entrance to the basin prior to berthing at Tarpon Point Marina. The charge for the service is included in your slip rental. All vessel wastewater, including those from the head, galley, shower, and bilge, shall be directed to onboard storage tanks for later disposal via the marina pumpout facility. At no time shall any of these wastewater’s be discharged into the marina basin.
  5. No use of on board heads, showers, or clothes washers shall be permitted in the marina basin.
  6. The Harbormaster or his/her designee will periodically inspect vessels to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations. Owners shall maintain their vessel (s) in a seaworthy condition, with due regard to fire hazards, and shall be responsible for pumping their vessel (s) when needed. Vessels showing unusual leakage must be repaired or removed from the marina. Should any vessel sink in the marina, it shall be the responsibility of the owner and/or operator thereof to remove same from the marina immediately upon notification and without cost or expense to the Tarpon Point Marina. Should such a sunken vessel pose a threat of leaking fuel into the water, Tarpon Point Marina reserves the right to remove said vessel and to assess the owner and/or operator for said removal expenses and other expenses incurred, including, but not limited to attorneys' fees.
  7. Discharge of sewage, oil, or any harmful product into the waters of the marina is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in immediate eviction from the marina and the owner of the vessel will be liable for any and all fines and costs and expenses associated with the discharge. Engine maintenance and repair which could result in discharge of oils and greases or other deleterious substances into the water is strictly prohibited.
  8. All pets must be leashed within the confines of the docking facilities and toiletted only in designated areas. Pets will only be permitted if they do not disturb the other guests at Tarpon Point Marina. Animals are not allowed in restrooms.
  9. The docks and finger piers shall be kept clear of all stored materials (dinghies, dock boxes, cleaners, grills, plants, etc.) Dinghy racks have been provided at the northeast and northwest corners of the marina for your use.
  10. No bicycles or motorbikes are permitted on the docks. All bicycles and motorbikes must be kept on board of your vessel.
  11. There shall be absolutely no smoking or open flames permitted within any area of fuel supply at the marina.
  12. Signs, unauthorized hose racks, cleats, or any fixed device must be pre-approved by the Harbormaster.
  13. No live-aboards are allowed per the Department of Environmental Regulation and per conditions of permits granted for the construction of Tarpon Point Marina. Boaters are permitted to stay overnight 5 consecutive days for a total of 10 within any 30 day period.
  14. All tenants must display a Blue Parking Pass in the windshield of their automobile. Vehicles left in the parking area for any extended period of time (more than 2 days), a key must be left at the Harbormaster's office for emergency removal.
  15. No maintenance work is to be performed on the docks at Tarpon Point Marina. This includes use of any power tools, paints, or varnishes. Hull scraping and painting shall be prohibited within the marina basin.
  16. All outside contractors shall be required to provide an insurance certificate including: general liability, workman's compensation, and slip repairer's legal liability. They will report to the Harbormaster's office stating the nature of their visit.
  17. Vessel owners and/or operators are solely responsible for the proper docking or mooring of their vessel (s), and are required to maintain mooring and/or docking lines in good condition and of sufficient strength to secure their vessels at all times. In the event of a storm, owners are required to take all necessary precautions for the safety of their vessel(s).
  18. Vessels shall be refueled only at the designated refueling site. Vessel operator must shut off all engines during refueling Observance of all Coast Guard safety precautions must be followed during fueling.
  19. The Tarpon Point Marina shall retain and enforce the right to inspect any vessel in the marina area to determine seaworthiness, cleanliness, proper mooring and/or docking and compliance with local and. federal fire safety requirements.
  20. No swimming, diving or fishing will be permitted within the marina area.
  21. No vessel shall be operated in the marina or channel so as to create a wake and under no circumstances shall a vessel be operated in excess of the established speed limit of 5 m.p.h.
  22. Disorder, depredations or indecorous conduct by owner, operator and/or guest of above shall constitute cause for immediate removal of the vessel in question from the marina.
  23. No advertising or soliciting will be permitted, except with the prior written consent of the Harbormaster.
  24. Vessels operated after sunset in the marina shall be properly equipped with navigational lights and be operated in accordance with the, U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
  25. Marina users are required to comply with all county, state, and federal regulations pertaining to the operation of vessels.
  26. Failure to comply with any of these regulations may make a vessel subject to removal from the marina.
  27. Use of barbecues prohibited.
  28. The rules and regulations are subject to change by the Tarpon Point Marina with or without notice.

In accordance with the Department of Environmental Protection rules under which the marina was approved, at least 90% of the berths within this facility have been made available for rental by the general public.